An Indonesian woman has been mauled to death by a pet crocodile in Sulawesi after she fell into its enclosure.Deasy Tuwo, 44, had reportedly been feeding the crocodile at the pearl farm where she worked, and where the animal was being kept illegally.

The 700 kilogram crocodile, named merry, is thought to have bitten off her arm and most of her abdomen.Ms Tuwo was head of the laboratory at the pearl farm and was feeding merry on 10 January when she fell into the crocodile’s enclosure.

Her colleagues discovered her body the next morning.The reptile has been relocated to a conservation site while authorities look for its owner.